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The Canadian Soldiers' Song Book/Down Where the Swanee River Flows

120—DOWN WHERE THE SWANEE RIVER FLOWS

Down where the Swanee river flows—I want to be there
Down where the cotton blossom grows—I want to see there
My little sister Flo, keepin' time with Uncle Joe
Singing a song and raggin' on his old banjo.
I see my dear old mother, Oh lordy, lordy, lordy how I love her;
When the birds are singin' in the wildwood,
My happy childhood comes back once more,—my heart is sore,
That's why I'm going' back where they care for me.
Every night they say a little prayer for me,
Down where the Swanee river flows.